By Todd Clark The 37th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Soccer State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 1-3 at KOHLER Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. Ticket prices for the tournament are $8. The single-elimination tournament features four divisions. Four teams will compete for the State title in each of the divisions. The coaches of the qualifying teams in Divisions 1 and 2 seeded those two divisions, and the coaches of the qualifying teams in Divisions 3 and 4 seeded those two brackets. Below are the pairings and time schedule of games.
Friday, Nov. 2
#1 University School (16-2-1) vs. #4 Sturgeon Bay (16-7-1)- 4:30 p.m.
#2 Amery (17-0-4) vs. #3 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (16-5-3) – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Championship Game – 7 p.m.
LAST YEAR: The Prairie School blanked Sturgeon Bay 1-0 to earn the Division 4 championship.
THE DIVISION 4 FIELD: University School of Milwaukee was granted the top seed in the bracket. The Wildcats are making their fourth State tournament appearance and the first since 2015. They finished runner-up that season. Prior to that, they won the State title in their 2013 appearance. The Wildcats advance to the State semifinals this year with a 3-0 shutout over Racine St. Catherine’s in The Prairie School Sectional final. They finished first in the Midwest Classic Conference this fall. Second-seeded Amery moves down into the division this season after qualifying for the first time last season in Division 3, which resulted in a loss in the semifinals. The Warriors return to the State tournament comes by virtue of their convincing 8-0 triumph over Arcadia in the Cumberland Sectional final. They are the runners-up in the Middle Border Conference behind Division 3 qualifier Baldwin-Woodville during the regular season. Kettle Moraine Lutheran will be experiencing the State tournament for the first time in the program’s history as the #3 seed. The Spartans notched a 3-2 victory over Luther Prep in the sectional final hosted at Lomira to advance to the State semifinals. They are the champions of the East Central Conference this season. Last year’s runner-up and fourth seed Sturgeon Bay qualifies for the seventh time overall and for the fifth time in the last six seasons. The Clippers won the program’s only championship in their State appearance in 2015. This season, they advance to the semifinals with a 2-1 advantage over Howards Grove in the final of the Kohler Sectional. They are the champions of the Packerland Conference this year.